timothy13 - (timothy hawkins)Member since November 26, 2010
Habs fan since: 1975
Favorite current player: cammelleri
All-time favorite player: ken dryden
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 5 – Senators end Canadiens season
The Montreal Canadiens had little and then no luck this series against Ottawa. Funny, Ottawa like a many teams over the last number of years have humiliated the Habs and enjoy their flaws. Bad. Poor. Average Goaltending. Defense that falls apart half way through the game and this short season. Seriously though Ottawa proved AGAIN the Canadiens are too small, and lack depth therefore by the end of 35 plus games their weakness illustrated the team was spent. Empty. The Classless Award goes to Ottawa for completely kicking a struggling team when they are down and out (injuries caused by the Sens) @ home. Oh well....the good news is the Habs GM saw the result and changes will come. Please get a new number one goalie. Price is not himself and should be shipped to a bottom feeder team so he can look better than he actually is. Ha. Ha.
- Comment on Therrien: "We've got to make sure we go back to basics."
The Habs players can only do so much from the point onwards against Ottawa. The Sens are a bottom feeder team that is proving that toughness, an excellent goalie, and the ability to score means a lot in the payoffs. Therefore I pray and hope that Habs GM is watching because he needs to make some decisions in the off season. The Montreal Canadiens need to get bigger and that is a fact that is plain and simple. If this team continues as they are they will never go further that they currently have and with the end of season meld down and tough battles in games one and three the Habs have an uphill battle. Good luck! Go Habs go!
- Comment on About last night ... (terse and pithy edition)
I have read some brilliant responses and insights into the loss and Carey Price. I have realized after I have had some time to think and now drink my morning espresso that the long standing curse of the Montreal Canadiens maybe lifting. I mean the team has had a lot of BAD LUCK in their new icew rink. I heard someone say years ago that it was a curse and for some reason those words stayed with me. But now with a new GM and a committed Geoff Molson some changes have been positive. What I am getting @ is that the dead wood, Carey Price, for example my not last if he can not prove himself. The Habs were quickly deflated when two quick goals went in against them and the team lost their drive. Price's fault 100%. The Habs will never go far with Price. Eventually that will be fully realized and figured out by decision makers.
- Comment on Habs practise after Price named Molson Cup Player of the Year
This is not intended to be a blame game rant but come on people, Carey Price?, 'player of the year.' No way! The people who make these decisions @ Molson must look @ the past when the goalie has been rewarded. He has often replied with a stinker of a game. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, guess it proves he is not what the reward says he is! Anyway, before the series starts we can all be hopeful of four wins by the Habs which I dearly pray for but it will only happen if Carey Price acts and plays like a number one goalie. The bookies and media mostly predict the Sens in 7 and that says the belief is Price could or may have another meltdown. If he can sustain a brilliant record of goals against and not go down so much then the Habs can move past the first round. Yes the team had confidence in their last two games. The spanking of the Leafs was without Carey....I rest my case. Lets hope the Habs GM is watching and taking notes.
- Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens lose 3-2 to their nemesis
Another pitiful game by the Habs and that means another loss. Ever since the team made the playoffs they have sucked and have been dominated in the first period. The Habs get into a hole and can not get out or the opposition merely continue to score in the second and third periods. Price continues to look and play awkward. Can someone please tell me why he is using new equipment? Defense is nowhere to be seen rather they fail to protect an average goalie. The offense takes their time to score. Gad, I fear the playoffs and a lackluster effort. Will Winnipeg and Toronto destroy the Habs? Probably. It does not matter who is in net because golf season is soon. The gambling and brilliant moves by the coach have stopped production. What the f*ck happened? Anyway, I suppose one must be happy the team has played better than last season but I recall the Habs actually won the last 4-5 games of the season but it does not appear to be so this time. I fear a Leafs / Habs playoff because living in Toronto it will be a major drag as the slump continues!!!!!!!!!
- Comment on Liveblog: Ouch! Another spanking: Canadiens lose 6-4 in Pittsburgh
THERE IS SOMETHING SERIOUSLY WRONG WITH THE MONTREAL CANADIENS. WOW, BOTH GOALIES ARE HAVING PROBLEMS AND THE TEAM GETS BEHIND EARLY IN THE FIRST PERIOD. CONFIDENCE. DETERMINATION. GRIT. WILL POWER. EXCITEMENT. EVERYTHING GOT LOST WHEN THE HABS MADE THE PLAY-OFFS. TAMPA BAY. WASH. NEW J. WINN. TOR. ARE ALL NEXT TO DESTROY THIS TEAM WITH A TON OF GOALS. HOW DID THE HABS GET SO CONFUSED!? THE OPPOSITION KNOWS THE HABS' PROBLEMS AND CLEARLY TAKE ADVANTAGES. IT SHALL BE A SAD END TO A SURPRISINGLY GOOD START AND MID-WAY POINT OF A SHORT SEASON. IT ENDS JUST LIKE LAST SEASON.............................SAD, DISAPPOINTING AND TOTALLY UNBELIEVABLE......................
- Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens trounced 7-3 by visiting Flyers
I had a strange dream about this short NHL season. I saw the Habs actually winning because of some smart moves by their new GM and a gambling coach who appeared to do little wrong. There were and are a few things wrong with the Montreal Canadiens and the flaws stem from past management decisions. Carey Price has had a passing grade with an average season. And at this stage when points actually mean something big, Price lacks a determination to win. The team sucked against the Leafs. And appear lifeless against the Flyers too. So it was a gamble to play Price so he could redeem himself but he failed. Just when the Habs appeared to bounce back and make a game out of it, Price allowed more goals in. Prediction, more losses and maybe the Habs will sink into seventh or eighth place and the awesome Leafs will reach number one. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm and then the Maple Leafs destroy Montreal if they meet in the playoffs. Price may or may not get a chance. I write all this as a disappointed Habs fan. Eventually when Price's contract is up, please trade this lifeless goalie. I have a feeling the GM can make sound decisions. Carey Price your chances are getting less and less to redeem yourself....